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1 Harper v. Cuomo
9:21-cv-00019 (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2021
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
PC-NY-0081
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
2 People of New York v. New York
1:21-cv-00322 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2021
no defendants on record
Policing
PN-NY-0054
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
3 National Immigrant Justice Center v. Executive Office for Immigration Review
1:21-cv-00056 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2021
no defendants on record
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0094
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
4 Sadat v. Trump
4:21-cv-00416 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2021
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-CA-0007
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
5 DOJ v. Amtrak
1:20-cv-3503 (D.D.C.)
Filed 12/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
The National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-DC-0009
Coding Complete
On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint against the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (“Amtrak”) for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131-12165, by failing to make its intercity rail stations accessible to individuals with disabilities by July 26, 2020, as ... [view]
6 Page v. Comey
1:20-cv-03460 (D.D.C.)
Filed 11/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice
National Security
NS-DC-0144
Coding Complete
This case is related to the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse's coverage of the Carter Page Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants. For more information on litigation to disclose the warrants that inspired this case, please see this link. For a summary of the ... [view]
7 Vangala v. USCIS
3:20-cv-08143 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 11/19/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0172
Coding Complete
On November 19, 2020, three noncitizens filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) on behalf of themselves and all individuals who had been or would be harmed by a USCIS ... [view]
8 National Urban League v. Trump
1:20-cv-03121 (D.D.C.)
Filed 10/29/2020 - Case Ongoing
President of the United States
Speech and Religious Freedom
FA-DC-0023
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
This is a case about President Trump's executive order that prohibits racial sensitivity training in federal agencies, contractors, and grant recipients. On October 29, 2020, the National Urban League and National Fair Housing Alliance, two civil rights non-profits, filed this putative class action lawsuit in the District Court for the District of ... [view]
9 Agudath Israel of America v. Cuomo
1:20-cv-04834 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 10/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of New York
Speech and Religious Freedom
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-NY-0010
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: A group of Orthodox Jewish synagogues brought this lawsuit against the Governor of New York on October 8, 2020, alleging that the governor's restrictions on gatherings in light of surges in COVID-19 cases violated the Free Exercise Clause. After the district court denied plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction, they ... [view]
10 Massachusetts Fair Housing Center v. HUD
3:20-cv-11765-MGM (D. Mass.)
Filed 09/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-MA-0007
Coding Complete
On September 28, 2020, the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (“MFHC”) and Housing Works, Inc. (“Housing Works”) filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) and the Secretary of HUD (“Secretary”) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiffs sued the ... [view]
11 Detroit Will Breathe v. Detroit
2:20-cv-12363-RHC-APP (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 08/31/2020 - Case Ongoing
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
Detroit Mayor
Policing
PN-MI-0013
Detroit
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed on August 31, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The plaintiffs included an activist organization called Detroit Will Breathe (DWB) and fourteen individuals. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild, sued the city of Detroit, Mayor Michael ... [view]
12 Central American Resource Center v. Cuccinelli
1:20-cv-02363 (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/26/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0088
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
On August 26, 2020, a legal services provider and seven individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The individual plaintiffs, along with the Central American ... [view]
13 New York v. Trump
1:20-cv-02340 (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/25/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Postal Service
Election/Voting Rights
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-DC-0018
Coding Complete
Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General of the United States, announced an “operational pivot” within the U.S. Postal Service shortly after his tenure began on May 6, 2020. Postal Policy Changes began on June 17, 2020, when the USPS announced the removal of 671 high-speed mail sorting machines nationwide, a reduction of approximately 10%. A second ... [view]
14 P.J.E.S v. Wolf
1:20-cv-02245 (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0087
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This putative class action case challenges the government’s use of an emergency public health order issued under 42 U.S.C. § 265 to restrict immigration of unaccompanied minors. Pursuant to the emergency public order, the government has expelled unaccompanied children without following usual immigration laws, saying the ... [view]
15 Immigrant Legal Resource Center v. Wolf
4:20-cv-05883-JSW (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 08/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0170
Coding Complete
This case is about the legality of a rule change proposed August 3, 2020 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was set to go into effect October 2, 2020. The Final Rule (specifically, the USCIS Fee Schedule & Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements, 85 Fed. Reg. 46,788) increased the cost of applying for ... [view]
16 National Urban League v. Ross
5:20-cv-05799 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 08/18/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Commerce
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0056
Coding Complete
On August 18, 2020, a coalition of cities, counties, Indian tribes, advocacy organizations, and individuals represented by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, the Brennan Center for Justice, and the law firm Latham & Watkins LLP sued the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Department”), the Department Secretary, the U.S. Census Bureau (“ ... [view]
17 League of Women Voters of Oklahoma v. Ziriax
118765 (State Court)
Filed 08/14/2020 - Closed 2020
Secretary of Oklahoma State Board of Elections Paul Ziriax
Oklahoma State Board of Elections
Election/Voting Rights
VR-OK-0019
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a case brought by a nonprofit and individual voters in Oklahoma, seeking a change in election law in light of COVID-19. The Oklahoma Supreme Court mandated the Election Board to recognize sworn statements and prohibited them from issuing ballots that suggested notarization was the only way to legitimize a ballot. The case ... [view]
18 Hendrix v. Chipotle Mexican Grill Incorporated
2:20-cv-01595 (D. Ariz.)
Filed 08/12/2020 - Case Ongoing
Chipotle Mexican Grill Incorporated
Equal Employment
EE-AZ-0137
Coding Complete
This is a case about employment discrimination on the basis of sex and pregnancy. On August 12, 2020, a female employee filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The plaintiff sued Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e. Represented by private ... [view]
19 Castillo v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00751 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 08/11/2020 - Closed 2020
The Governor of Michigan
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MI-0006
Ingham County
Coding In Process
COVID-19 Summary: This is an an equal protection action filed on August 8, 2020 by a group of Latino individuals and two limited liability companies, seeking an injunction of an emergency health order mandating all migrant agricultural workers be tested for COVID-19. The court denied the plaintiffs' motions for a temporary restraining order and a ... [view]
20 County of Butler v. Wolf
2:20-cv-00677 (W.D. Pa.)
Filed 08/11/2020 - Case Ongoing
Thomas W. Wolf
Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-PA-0002
Dauphin County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This constitutional claims action was filed by Pennsylvania counties, residents, and businesses on May 7, 2020, seeking injunctive and declaratory relief from the state's public safety orders. The court granted declaratory relief to the plaintiffs on September 14, 2020.
The plaintiffs, four Pennsylvania counties and several ... [view]
21 Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) v. DeVos
1:20-cv-02310-GLR (D. Md.)
Filed 08/10/2020 - Closed 2020
Department of Education
Department of Education
Education
ED-MD-0005
District of Columbia
Coding Complete
This is a case about an Interim Final Rule concerning how federal COVID relief CARES Act funding is allocated to private and public schools. On August 10, 2020, The Council Parent Attorneys and Advocates (Parent Advocates) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in District of Maryland. Parent Advocates sued the Secretary of Education, Betsy ... [view]
22 U.S. v. Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority
2:20-cv-00410 (E.D. Va.)
Filed 08/05/2020 - Case Ongoing
Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-VA-0027
Portsmouth (independent) city
Coding Complete
After a two-year investigation initiated in December 2016 under CRIPA and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a Notice on December 19, 2018 concluding that the Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority (“HRRJ”) failed to provide constitutionally adequate medical and mental health care to ... [view]
23 National Association of the Deaf v. Trump
1:20-cv-02107 (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, the Executive Office of the President, the White House Office, the Office of the Vice President, and Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-DC-0008
District of Columbia County
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
24 EEOC v. Walmart
6:20-cv-00163 (E.D. Ky.)
Filed 08/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
Walmart
Walmart
Equal Employment
EE-KY-0037
Coding Complete
On August 3, 2020, the EEOC brought a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky against Walmart alleging sex discrimination. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Walmart subjected two named plaintiffs and a class of female grocery workers to a physical ability test that disproportionately impacted ... [view]
25 Ochoa v. Los Angeles
2:20-cv-06963 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 08/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Police Department
Policing
PN-CA-0049
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
This is a case about harm caused by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) misclassifying residents as gang members or gang associates. On August 2, 2020, five residents of Los Angeles filed this putative class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. They sued the City of Los Angeles under 42 U.S.C. § 19 ... [view]
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